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Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever

Model: 740CHL 3 SMT

Function: Keyed Entry Lever

Beautifully simple, Commonwealth’s clean, curved lines combine elegance with versatility.
Available through Special Order at a Home Improvement Retailer or through Wholesale and Distribution Partners
 
  • Features adjustable latch to fit all standard door preparations
  • ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 Security
  • Fully reversible Lever – Fits both right handed and left handed doors
  • Concealed screws on interior and exterior lever
  • Lifetime mechanical and finish warranty
  • Featuring SmartKey® Re-key Technology. The lock you can re-key yourself in seconds
  • SmartKey® Re-key technology is compatible with Kwikset (KW1) keyway
  • SmartKey cylinders feature a stainless steel side locking bar, racks and pins for increased strength and security
  • Patented side locking bar technology offers improved security by protecting against lock bumping, an attack technique used to defeat conventional pin & tumbler locks.
  • Do not use prints made from this website to mark distances.
    Due to individual printers, dimensions on installation instructions may not print at an accurate scale.

  • Kwikset products are backed by one of the most comprehensive warranty programs available. You can feel confident that with the purchase of Kwikset you have selected the best quality product, backed by the best customer service available.

    This product comes with a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty to the original residential user of Kwikset against defects in material and workmanship as long as the original user occupies the residential premises upon which the product was originally installed. One year electronic warranty. This warranty DOES NOT COVER scratches; abrasions; deterioration due to the use of paints, solvents or other chemicals; abuse; misuse; or product(s) used in commercial applications. Upon return of a defective product to Kwikset Corporation, Kwikset may repair or replace the product or refund the purchase price. Kwikset is not liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. If a mechanical or finish defect occurs, please call 1-800-327-LOCK (5625) in the U.S. and Canada or return it to Kwikset Corporation, Consumer Services, 19701 Da Vinci, Lake Forest, CA 92610. For customers outside of the U.S. and Canada, claims under this warranty must be made only to either the place of purchase or to the listed importer.

    Consumer Services
    19701 Da Vinci
    Lake Forest, CA 92610
    1-800-327-LOCK
  • Some of our product families have available specialty functions. The specialty products listed below can be ordered through our Wholesale or Distribution Partners. Please refer to our printed catalog for complete specialty products availability.

    Model Number Description Function Name
    725CHL 3 Commonwealth Hall/Closet Lever UL in Polished Brass Passage/Hall/Closet Lever UL
    735CHL 3 Commonwealth Bed/Bath Lever UL in Polished Brass Privacy/Bed/Bath Lever UL
    745CHL 3 SMT Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever UL in Polished Brass Keyed Entry Lever UL
  • Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever in Polished Brass is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great Bought this model about 2 years ago. Unit is good looking but within 3 months the set screw holding exterior handle on would back out every 3-4 weeks, even after tightening HARD. Finish wore off badly after 1 year too. Kwikset replaced under warranty, no questions. Replacement unit set screw holds fine but finish is wearing badly. Not impressed.
    Date published: 2015-12-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I have 5 of this keyed Venetian Bronze lever units in my house. One each in my two garage access doors leading into the kitchen and nook, 1 each of my 2 attic storage spaces and a fifth on my breakfast nook door leading out to the backyard.The door leading to the backyard door lock stopped working only under 2 years from my brand new home. The lock lever starts to turn very hard with some weird grinding noise can be heard. At first it would still lock at a quarter turn until it altogether stopped working and the locking switch from the inside of the door would not turn anymore. I have tried using WD40 and other lube to no avail. I can't lock the door leading to my backyard. Luckily I have a secondary deadbolt, also Kwikset. I am reluctant to replace it with another brand for aesthetics reason as all locks and door handles in my hope are on the same bronze lever type theme. Most importantly because my heavy duty main door lock and deadbolt along with the 5 other locking lever doork handles are mastered into a single type of key. I took it to my locksmith and I was told that it is beyond repair and it needs an entire barrel assembly.I am so disappointed considering all my door knobs from main door, deadbolts, closet handles, bathroom doors, passage doors, media room, office, attic storage doors - all 37 of them are Kwikset lever type venetian broonze handles. Oh, by the way, I had to replace one of my dummy lever handle in my media room after only 6 months of use. My media room is not even a high traffic area facility. .
    Date published: 2016-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer service I built my house in 1998 and installed all Kwikset Commonwealth locks. I live on the Texas coast which is a harsh environment and, after about 5 years the finish on my locks started deteriorating. I knew the locks had a lifetime finish guarantee, but I waited another 12 years before contacting Kwikset customer service in 2015. I provided photos of the deteriorated locks and Kwikset sent me replacement locks with no hassle. This consisted of 7 double-keyed deadbolts, 7 keyed lever sets and 1 handleset for my front door. I had several small problems with the order, but Kwikset promptly handled these problems also.You can't beat that...........................
    Date published: 2015-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made. Supported excellently. I live at 9000 feet altitude, in the Colorado Rockies where the sun is intense. The function of these exterior handsets has been excellent. The finish stood up for about 15 years on the door handle that is in direct sunlight for most of the day. Once it started to show signs of deterioration, Kwikset replaced it quickly and happily. I am very impressed with the ease of the replacement and the Smart Key function.
    Date published: 2016-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT IMPROVEMENT I had knob type door hardware on my 3 entrance doors to my condo. I replaced all 3 with the handle type.. The replacement was simple (I did all 3 in about an hour) the action of the handle was much improved and felt much more solid plus the opening and closing was greatly improved. Dale Starks
    Date published: 2016-04-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the handle and finish Purchased these for all of our exterior doors. Love that you can flip the handle when you have your hands full, instead of trying to turn a knob. Also love the feature of being able to change the key without having to take them to a locksmith. Will continue to purchase Kwikset from now on.
    Date published: 2016-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of operation We installed this lever (keyed) at the top of the stair leading from our garage to the kitchen. The lever function makes it simple to open the door when carrying groceries, etc when you do not have freedom to use your hands. This is important to us at our age.
    Date published: 2016-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great looking!! bought these for the whole house!! after looking at lowes and home depot and did not like anything went to kwiksets website and founds these and are very happy with the look feel and warranty. the smart key is very easy and a plus
    Date published: 2015-04-18
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  • Is this model keyed on both sides?

    Asked by: ryoung
    Hello ryoung,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-L03-SMT. This unit is keyed on the exterior lever with a thumb turn on the interior lever for locking and unlocking.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-08-22

    Does this model include lever handles on both inside and outside?

    Asked by: ryoung
    Hello ryoung,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-L03-SMT. This unit includes the interior lever with thumb turn, exterior lever with keyed entry, latch, strike plate and mounting hardware.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-08-22

    RE Commonwealth Keyed Entry Lever lock. Occasionally the inside locking feature gets stuck in one position and won't work. Please send instructions or the URL on how to permanently end this problem.

    Asked by: Tommy D
    Hello Tommy D,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-L03-SMT. On the exterior (outside) lever using a 3/32 hex wrench tighten the set screw inside the lever. This will free up the thumb turn on the interior lever.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-08-16

    How to get unlocked without key. Key locked in room

    Asked by: Lene
    Hello Lene,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-11P-SMT. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced with the key being locked in the room. If there is no other access point into the room, a professional lock smith must be contacted to gain access.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-07-20

    Do I have to drill hole in handle to excess to Allan nut to outside handle for right hand in swing

    Asked by: Sonny kwikset installer
    Hello Sonny kwikset installer,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740PML-11P-SMT. This unit is reversible to accommodate the door handing. To reverse the levers, first mount the unit and then loosen the set screws on the levers, then swap the inside handle and outside handle and retighten the set screws.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-07-11

    how do you remove the door handle when the set screws are gone?

    Asked by: Jeanette1228
    Hello Jeanette1228,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-11P-SMT. The set screws are hidden in the shaft of the lever. Using a 3/32 hex wrench loosen the set screws and remove the lever. The following link provided will guide on how to remove the levers.http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/content/BDHHI/24910-04Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-06-21

    i want to use 3 of these on my house and use the same key in all of them can this be done?

    Asked by: jimt
    Hello jimt,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset model # 740CHL-L03-SMT. The same key can be used in all 3 units. The Smart Key product has a secondary small slot located to the left of the key hole, if there is no secondary slot it does not have the Smart Key capability. Kwikset's SmartKey re-key technology provides you the flexibility to re-key your own locks to one key, quickly and easily without removing them from your door. If your house keys are Kwikset compatible (KW1 or KW10) keys then you can use the SmartKey technology to rekey them. SmartKey products can be re-keyed at the consumer level by following the re-keying instructions, but is not compatible with other brands.Thank you,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-05-31

    Do you have an entry lever lock model you can open from the inside while it's locked.

    Asked by: Dank
    Hello Dank,Thank you for your interest in Kwikset products. Kwikset does not feature a lever that is lock model you can open from the inside while its locked. We apologize for the inconvenience.Sincerely,Kwikset Support Team
    Answered by: Wendy
    Date published: 2016-05-09
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